As one of the world’s leading car magazines, the British Autocar is the first to get to drive the all-new Lamborghini V12, the one that replaces the legendary Murcielago, the one that’s allegedly called Aventador LP700-4. Lamborghini is not ready yet to take wraps off the car, but these heavily disguised pictures Autocar has brought along as a sort of souvenir give some clue about its overall shape.
I mean after months and months of absolute silence from Lamborghini, who’s been hand selecting just a handful of customers to come and see the car in person, these pictures are actually pretty darn good! Based on what we see, it appears to be a mishmash of Reventon, Murcielago and Gallardo. The side view looks pretty much like the Gallardo but has retractable air intakes like the old model, the nose is reminiscent to Reventon, and it has the same fierce and I’m-gonna-punch-you-in- the-face presence of the old Murci.
As for the driving and dynamics, Autocar reports that the car has become more civilized and easier to live with than the Murciealgo. For example the steering wheel is now exactly in front of where you are seating! Those familiar with the old Murci know that a big improvment. They also say it’s less angry than the old car, but not by much. I mean it’ll still blow your pants off if you treat it wrong!
Follow this link to read the complete Autocar report on the Aventador.